PLANTERS BENEVOLENT FUND ordinance

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Standing committee of, and members of the association known as "The Planters Benevolent Fund of Ceylon” to be a corporation.

3. Objects for which the corporation is constituted.

4. Administration of the affairs of the corporation.

5. Constitution of the standing committee.

6. Powers and rights of the standing committee.

7. Appointment of executive committee by the standing committee.

8. President and Chairman of the corporation and Chairman of standing committee.

9. Secretary and treasurer to the corporation.

10. Treasurer to keep accounts and make disbursements.

11. Meetings of standing committee, when to be held.

12. Quorum of standing committee and casting vote of Chairman.

13. Standing committee to cause, to be kept a register of members.

14. Standing committee to cause books of account to be kept.

15. Corporation to make rules to administer funds, for conduct of business, for management of affairs of corporation.

16. General Meeting of the corporation.

17. Annual General Meeting of corporation when to be held and business to be transacted thereat.

18. President of corporation to preside at its meetings and of standing committee.

19. Amendment of rules and decisions of corporation.

20. Property of the present "Planters Benevolent Fund of Ceylon” to vest in corporation.

21. Investment of funds.

22. Seal of corporation, how to be affixed.

23. Corporation to be competent to hold property that may vest in it.

24. Corporation to have the power to sell, mortgage property.

25. Questions among members as to interpretation of Ordinance to be decided by Attorney-General.

2 of 1911.

AN ORDINANCE to incorporate the Planters Benevolent Fund of Ceylon.

[Date of Commencement: 9th May, 1911]

1. Short title.

This Ordinance may be cited as the Planters Benevolent Fund Ordinance.

2. Standing committee of, and members of the association known as "The Planters Benevolent Fund of Ceylon” to be a corporation.

From and after the passing of this Ordinance the standing committee for the time being of the said association, and such and so many persons as now are or shall hereafter become members of the said association, shall be and become a corporation with continuance for ever under the name of "The Planters Benevolent Fund of Ceylon”, and by that name shall or may sue and be sued in all courts, and shall have full power and authority to have and to use a common seal, and change and alter the same at their will and pleasure. Members shall consist of persons of European birth who are or have been members of the planting community of Ceylon, and who are or have been annual subscribers to or patrons of the fund.

3. Objects for which the corporation is constituted.

The general objects for which the corporation is constituted are hereby declared to be the relief of necessitous persons of European birth who are or have been members of the planting community in Ceylon and of the wives, widows, and children of any such persons.

4. Administration of the affairs of the corporation.

The affairs of the corporation shall, subject to the rules made as hereinafter provided, be administered by the standing committee for the time being of the said association.

5. Constitution of the standing committee.

Such standing committee shall consist of the Chairman, the Deputy Chairman, and secretary of the Planters Association of Ceylon, the Chairman for the time being of the several District Planters Associations of Ceylon, one member from and elected by each of such district associations, provided that they are members of the corporation, and all patrons of the fund who are entered on the roll of the corporation as such, or of such of the above mentioned persons as may for the time being be members of the corporation.

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